Spanish infrastructure operator Ferrovial and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) have signed a framework agreement to explore hyperloop opportunities in the US.
Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly have announced that the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has approved $638m for the South Central Light Rail Extension project in Phoenix, Arizona.
US-based infrastructure company Granite has received a contract to widen the State Route 74 Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore, from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).
A majority of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s (Mobility Authority) new US 183 South tolled expressway in Travis County, Texas, the US, has opened.
A joint venture (JV) between Ragnar Benson, a subsidiary of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA), and FH Paschen has secured a $550m contract to deliver the West Lake Corridor railway expansion project in Indiana, US.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has announced the start of construction on $3.8bn Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) expansion project in Virginia, US.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction along a portion of the westbound Staten Island Expressway (I-278) in Staten Island.
Construction firm OHL USA has been awarded a $368m design-build project to convert the South Corridor (South Dade Transitway) in Florida into a Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT).
US-based infrastructure company Granite has been appointed as construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) for the $257m rehabilitation project in California, US.
Ferrovial’s US construction subsidiary Webber has secured a $70m contract from the Texas Department of Transportation for the expansion and rehabilitation of FM 1960 road project in Houston, US.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the work on a $204m project to upgrade a section of Bruckner Expressway has been completed on time and on budget.
US President Donald Trump has issued a presidential border crossing permit for the Alaska - Alberta Railway Corporation's (A2A Rail) $17bn Alaska - Alberta railway line.
A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Graham Contracting has completed the first phase of the North Metro Rail Line (N Line), the new commuter rail corridor of Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, Colorado, US.
Webuild Group and its American subsidiary and its joint venture partner Lane Construction have announced that they are moving a step closer on starting the construction on a high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston in Texas.
A joint venture of Turner Construction Company and US-based heavy civil infrastructure contractor Flatiron has secured a contract to build a new $2.265bn airport terminal at San Diego International Airport in the US.
The Government of British Columbia, Canada has announced the selection of a preferred proponent team to design and build Phase 4 of the Kicking Horse Canyon Project near Golden.
Skanksa in joint venture with Manafort Brothers, has secured a contract from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for the replacement of an elevated section of Providence Viaduct Bridge on Interstate 95 (I-95).
The US Department of Transportation has awarded $1.2bn grant for the $2.7bn Transbay Corridor Core Capacity project in San Francisco, California.
The Province of British Colombia in Canada has awarded a contract, worth C$1.728bn ($1.31bn) to a joint venture (JV) of Spanish firm Acciona and Italian company Ghella to deliver the C$2.83bn ($2.08m) Broadway Subway Project.
The Government of Alberta in Canada and TransPod have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the development of TransPod's 1,000kmph hyperloop transportation system to connect the cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The MOU allows TransPod, the startup that is building the TransPod system, to initiate the process of attracting private investment for the multi-billion-dollar project. The TransPod transportation system is being developed to carry passengers and cargo in a low-pressure tube environment at 1,000kmph. The fossil-fuel-free, fully-electric system is touted to be a new generation of ultra-high-speed ground transportation that is being developed for construction around the world. As part of the MOU, Alberta will support TransPod in undertaking further study on the feasibility of developing its technology in the province, share transportation information that may assist the company, work with TransPod’s officials to identify suitable land that can facilitate a safe track testing and take part in discussions with potential investors. Alberta Minister of Transportation Ric McIver said: “By supporting TransPod’s feasibility study, Alberta Transportation will provide important information contributing to the research, development, testing, and construction of a full inter-city TransPod line between Edmonton and Calgary.” TransPod said that the government has not committed any financing to the project, which will be executed in phases: feasibility study (2020-2022), research and development phase (2020-2024), test track construction and high-speed tests (2022-2027) and construction of a full inter-city line between Edmonton and Calgary (to begin in 2025). The project is expected to create up to 38,000 jobs over 10 years and reduce carbon emissions of Alberta by up to 300,000 tonnes annually. TransPod co-founder and CEO Sebastien Gendron said: “Alberta’s leadership mindset and partnership with TransPod firmly places it at the cutting edge of transportation innovation. “Through this strategic agreement that secures the province’s economic future without having to commit any taxpayer dollars, the Government of Alberta is investing in improving growth and quality of life in the region.”